Goyder Renewables Zone - Stage One

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Goyder Renewables Zone - Stage One

Goyder Renewables Zone is a hybrid renewable energy development proposed for the area around Burra, in the Goyder region of South Australia. The Zone includes two separate projects: Goyder North (north of Burra), and Goyder South (south of Burra).

The proposed renewable energy zone is being developed by Neoen over five stages. Goyder South comprises the first three stages and Goyder North comprises the last two stages.

Goyder South Stage One will be constructed as a 412 megawatt wind farm consisting of 75 wind turbines. 

Neoen intends to construct Goyder South - Stage One first due to its proximity to the Robertstown substation.

Noen has received Stage One approvals for 1200 MW of wind generation, 600 MW of solar generation and 900 MW of battery storage capacity. 

The scope for Goyder South Stages Two and Three will depend on the progress of Project EnergyConnect, linking the NSW and SA power grids. A new transmission line will eventually run from Goyder North to Goyder South.

Key Dates

Sep 2019 Project Announcement
Aug 2022 Construction Commencement
Jul 2025 Expected construction completion of Goyder South Stage 1
Jul 2025 Expected construction completion of Blyth Battery


Debt Finance: Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

Both the Goyder South Stage 1 wind farm and its 238.5 MW / 477 MWh Blyth Battery are entirely owned by Neoen with debt financing provided by a group of five lenders: the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, KfW IPEX-Bank, ING, Mizuho and Westpac.


Nov 2019 Neoen held two community information briefing sessions.
Jun 2020 Neoen submitted a Development Application to the South Australian Government for planning approval.
Aug 2020 Neoen released the Development Application for public exhibition.
Sep 2020 Neoen was awarded a 14 year contract to supply 100 megawatts of wind energy to the ACT Government from Stage One of the project. As part of the contract, Neoen will also construct and own a 50 megawatt battery in Canberra.
Mar 2021 Planning approval granted for Stage One.
Aug 2022 Construction commenced on the project.
Feb 2024 Neoen reached financial close on the 203 MW second tranche of its Goyder South Stage 1 wind farm and its 238.5 MW / 477 MWh Blyth Battery, with Neoen retaining full equity, and debt financing provided by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, KfW IPEX-Bank, ING, Mizuho and Westpac.
Procurement approach
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Goyder Renewables Zone